In 2011 we were invited to create a custom parklet in University City, Philadelphia. The parklet as an urban design tool was in its infancy, each parklet designed specifically for the parking space that it took over, often with low-quality materials and construction. With the current landscape ripe for innovation, we stepped in and created a parklet system, adaptable to nearly all street conditions and with flexibility to rearrange, add, and modify components. Designed as a kit of parts, our parklet system allows for expansion, modification, and individuality.
SHIFTSPACE Parklets turn parking spaces into public places, building innovative community gathering areas straight up from the pavement. Our modular design allows for easy assembly and disassembly: a mix-and-match approach to pedestrian sanctuary in the urban sprawl.